Nicaragua inaugurates oil storage facilities

The facilities, capable of storing 227.000 barrels, are located in Puerto de Corinto and Peñas Blancas, and will be inaugurated next week.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The president of the state owned Petróleos de Nicaragua ("Nicaraguan Petroleum"), Francisco López, was quoted by "The Petronic storage tanks are the first stage of the project, that, when finished, will have an storage capability of 600.000 barrels of crude".

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